[Infographic] The relationship between the conditions of your Zang-Fu Organs and Sport Performance November 9th, 2020Physician Charlotte Boo
What is Frozen Shoulder?
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterised by pain, stiffness and restriction of motion in the shoulder joint. It usually starts with pain, especially with movement of the shoulder. You may have difficulty executing simple daily actions like combing hair, wearing clothes or reaching for something on a high shelf.
With competition amongst athletes getting fiercer than ever, more and more athletes are looking for alternatives like TCM to enhance sporting performance. Intensive workout can lead to muscle soreness, strain, sprain or even trigger old injuries.
Physician Klaryce shares with us how TCM can help to speed up the process of recovery and regulate overall body wellness to improve the athletic capacity of the body.
Coughing is your body’s natural reaction to clear irritants in your throat and airways. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, the lungs are delicate organs and are most susceptible to be affected by external pathogens or factors.
Physician Kang Ting shares with us acupoints that can help relieve the symptoms and other lifestyle tips.
Runner’s Knee is a set of symptoms most commonly seen in long-time runners. It is characterised by pain in front of the kneecap, sometimes spreading to the sides or the back of the knee, which worsens when walking downhill or down the stairs.
The pain can also manifest as a sharp “clicking” pain while bending and straightening the knees especially during exercise. With the introduction of more trendy aerobic exercises like HIITs, spin classes, MMA gyms and the like, there has been a significant increase in patients suffering from Runner’s knee.
Lower back pain (LBP) has become increasingly prevalent and affects people from all walks of life. It is characterised by pain localised in the region between the lower margins of the 12th rib and the gluteal fold.
LBP is commonly associated with our lumbar vertebrae or the muscles and nerves surrounding it. The lumbar vertebrae are the larger and heavier segments of our spine. It supports the upper body weight while allowing movements around the area.
Chrysanthemum Teas are what we would usually be told to drink when you feel like you are getting heaty (上火). For example, when you feel an oncoming sore throat, dry mouth, acne outbreak or when your eyes feel tired and sore. However, there are many kinds of chrysanthemum flowers out there in the market and you might be confused as to which type of chrysanthemum flower is best for your symptoms.
The different types of chrysanthemum flowers are all able to expel wind heat, clear heat, and to brighten the eyes. However, different flowers are more suited for different types of functions. Fret not, because in this article, we will be sharing what types of Chrysanthemum flowers are out there and which should be used for different situations.